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politics jumped the shark. when comedy central stephen colbert came to testify before congress about the plight of migrant farm workers, he did so in character as a right wing, blow hard cable anchor. it's not clear whose reputation took a bigger hit today, congress' or colbert's. >> as we've heard this morning, america's farms are far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is to stop eating fruits and vegetables and if you look at the recent obesity statistics you'll see that many americans have already started. >> it didn't stop at capitol hill. her ay reid and sharron angle supporters broke out into a full on brawl at a local christian school. politics gone mad at the top of the show. not in the "sideshow." plus, the republican pledge to america. what does it really mean? some on the right say it's pablam to change votes and change nothing. some on the left say it's nothing more than a smokescreen to disguise radical ideas. and the comeback kid with another comeback. bill clinton may be the go-to guy president obama needs to save him
irresponsible, referring to stephen colbert's testimony on friday boehner said this about the democrats. >> they have time to bring a comedian to washington, d.c. but they don't have time to eliminate the uncertainty by extending all of the current tax rates? i think that is irresponsible. >> also on "fox news sunday" chris wallace pressed boehner on whether he would be able to support just middle income tax cuts. he said previously he would if that was the only option on the table. he said this time he wants all the tax cuts extended repeatedly blasting democrats for not taking up the vote this week. >>> an unruly passenger caused a problem for passengers last night. it had only been in the air 30 minutes when the passenger dispush bans occurred. delta is not releasing what happened. the plane returned to seattle and the flight was canceled and all the passengers had to stay overnight to wait for the next flight to amsterdam. >>> this is a fox news alert. we have learned that the pentagon spent more than $47,000 to purchase and then burn thousands of copies of a book that had been prev
everybody back to work. martha: stephen moore, is an economic writer at the "wall street journal." good to see you. >> hi there. martha: a couple of things i take away from what austan goolsbee said, they try to manage down expectation and don't want to say things will get better when we have a long way to go. >> that's right, by the way, martha, i have known him several years and is a good economist but what he's disabilities of here is being honest, here. being honest about the repercussions of the stimulus bill, we probably are going to have a number of more months of 9%-plus unemployment, and, this, i think is an admission, at stimulus plan did not work. remember, we were promised an unemployment rate of less than 8% by now. martha: why they are backing away from specific numbers, because, the 8% number has hung around their shoulders in an unpleasant way and there's the august number, 9.6, the highest rate of 10% and nobody is feeling great at 9.6%, and, the stimulus package, there's still a lot of money left in that. a lot of folks wonder why can't we use the money for the new sti
with in their own election. >> chris: on friday, comedian stephen colbert testified before a congressional committee in his fake comedic character. at a time when the country faces real problems, sir,, was this an embarrassment for the house? >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. he was. >> chris: he was called by the democratic chairman of the subcommittee. >> you asked me he whether the testimony was appropriate and i think it was not appropriate. >> chris: and he should not have been called? >> what he had to say i think was not the way it should have been said. if he had a position on the issues he should have given those issues and i think -- that is my personal opinion. >> chris: you regret it? >> i think it was inappropriate. can i say something, go back to the pledge because. >> chris: 30 seconds. >> the american public heard from the young guns. it turned out to be a pop gun. turned out to be spin, not substance, not specifics. it turned out to be a return to the failed bush policies which demonstrably got us into
this. still ahead, "the washington post" ezra klein will join us. >>> last night, stephen colbert was honoring the troops. he got a surprise guest. look who popped up selling hot dogs to the troops? >> wow. okay. i'd like that. >> vice president joe biden. tell you what he was doing there when we come back. look at all this stuff for coffee. oh there's tons. french presses, expresso tampers, filters. it can get really complicated. not nearly as complicated as shipping it, though. i mean shipping is a hassle. not with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. that is easy. best news i've heard all day! i'm soooo amped! . i mean not amped. excited. well, sort of amped. really kind of in between. have you ever thought about decaf? do you think that would help? yeah. priority mail flat rate box shipping starts at $4.95, only from the postal service. a simpler way to ship. [ dog barking ] [ sniffing ] [ male announcer ] missing something? like 2 pairs of glasses for $99.99 at sears optical, with bifocal lense
to stephen mufson of the washington post about a b.p. internal report, which blames the largest offshore oil spill in history on a series of human and mechanical failures. >> lehrer: and, global post reporter solana pyne looks at dhaka, bangladesh-- the fastest growing of the world's mega- cities and one of the poorest. >> i think if you simply project the present into the future, then we are headed no good place. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: this is the engine that connects zero emission technologies to breathing a little easier, while taking 4.6 million truckloads off the road every year. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the president accused the repub
in 2008. now they've paid the money back and they're already to create jobs over in china. stephen bird, citigroup's cochief executive officer for the region told reuters his company plans to open up two branches a month in china for the foreseeable future and told reuters the company's strategy is progressively more weighted to emerging markets. greater china is the future he says. citigroup is entitled to do anything they want but on the brink of destruction, they turn to the american taxpayer to save their backsides. now when unemployment is at record levels, the united states people need help, they decide to create the jobs where? in china. joining me now is america's mayor, verge ben narrow. does this one make your blood boil? >> well, ed, on the one hand i don't mind businesses expanding in emerging markets but this is particularly galling. i've just -- i'm in the middle of a tour around michigan, what i call the main street fighting for main street tour. what we're hearing in cities all across the state and i know this isn't news to you is that people can't get access to capital
's one of the topics i discussed with supreme court justice stephen breyer, when he stopped by to discuss his new book, "making our democracy work." i love the title of this new book. "making our democracy work." that's not only the title of the book, but your mission. and you believe for that to happen, people need to understand our institutions and be engaged with them. >> yes. >> how do they do it? >> the first step is to know what it is we do. how your legislature works. how your governor works. how your mayors work. >> you also said something of a mystery. that we built up in our tradition, the norm that when the supreme court decides something, the public tends to follow. >> there's a history in this country, of bad events and marvelous events. and over time, it's led to a general acceptance of the court, of having the last word on most constitutional issues, even when they are wrong. >> that was really tested on the idea. when you were sitting on bush v. gore, the 2000 election, you wrote at the time, you were against it. it was a self-inflicted wound that hurt the court. you also
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